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Will couples who were locked down together stay together? Cohabitation in the wake of COVID-19
When the first lockdown measures were introduced, many couples were faced with an ultimatum: either move in together or isolate separately
Can I get a witness? Challenges for charities in the age of video witnessing
Following the recent move to allow video witnessing for Wills, as a legacy professional manager, how would this impact me?
“Every step of life shows much caution is required” - thoughts on virtual witnessing of Wills
The COVID-19 pandemic has jolted many into action to consider whether their affairs are in order.
Grandparents and their children’s divorce
Guardianship of grandchildren following parent’s death or divorce
Hoist with his own petard? Henkes v HMRC, and the lessons that can be learned regarding domicile enquiries
In recent years HMRC have shown a growing interest in challenging taxpayers on their claims to being foreign domiciled
Tax efficient gifting – a silver lining of COVID-19
If there is a silver lining in the current economic situation it might be that it creates opportunities for tax efficient gifts to be made.
Another fine mess: imminent changes to the IHT excluded property rules
The Finance Act 2020 will include some changes to the rules regarding ‘excluded property trusts’ in the inheritance tax legislation.
Matrimonial home valuations in lockdown: can they be trusted?
For many of our clients, the family home represents a significant asset in the matrimonial pot.